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Sewing Machines

At GoldStar Tool, the nation’s #1 independent web retailer of fashion and sewing supplies, we offer a diverse range of sewing machines with warranties and at the lowest prices available. Check out our popular “mini” sewing machines for your on-the-go tasks or our Juki Serger machines that create overlock stitches with ease.

We also carry a complete line of replacement parts for a wide variety of popular home and industrial sewing machines and equipment. If you have questions about a custom or wholesale order, please contact us.

GoldStar Tool’s Top Quality Sewing Machines

Whether you are a seasoned sewer, just starting out, like to sew for fun, or sew to keep your business going, we have the sewing machine that is the perfect fit for you. GoldStar Tool carries hundreds of home and industrial sewing machines and equipment for sewers at every level. 

We carry some of the most well-known brands equipped with the latest sewing technology. You can even find our very own specialty brand, New-Tech, that gives you top-of-the-line quality at an affordable price. 

Our sewing machines are sold in a variety of fashions. When buying most of our sewing equipment and sewing machines, you can buy just the head, or you can choose to add on the servo motor, table, or both. 

Here are some of the sewing name brands you will find on our website: 

At GoldStar Tool, we don’t just carry sewing machines. We also carry a variety of quilting machines, skiving machines, and embroidery machines. 

The Modern Sewing Machine

Traditionally, sewing machines needed to be manually powered, but today, most machines are electronic, like the ones you will find at GoldStar Tool. Since the 1970s, your machine has been powered by an electric motor that allows for quicker sewing time and broader use.

Today, sewing machines contain mini computers and microchips that help control the machine to make more complex stitches with ease. On the electronic sewing machines, you will find a control panel that allows you to program specific stitch patterns into the machine so it can do a majority of the work for you. 

Businesses all over the world use sewing machines to sew their products, but not all machines are used for heavy-duty industrial purposes. 

Millions of people also use sewing machines to sew to create their own personal items for themselves, friends, and family. Sewing can be a fantastic hobby or small business that can allow you to be creative and relieve some stress. For many, sewing is a relaxing form of art. 

For others, it is a great way to repair old clothes or repurpose vintage garments to save money and reduce waste. 

No matter what your reason is that you like to sew, having a suitable sewing machine can make all the difference. 

Choosing the Right Sewing Machine

Picking out your next sewing machine doesn’t have to be a challenge, either. Whether you are someone who has been sewing for years or looking for your first sewing machine, there are some considerations you need to ask yourself. 

Functions of a Sewing Machine

If you are a beginner, take a look at basic functions and how easy the machine is to use. Are you someone that wants your machine to have the best technology and a full control panel?  

Stitch Lengths on Sewing Machines

Can the sewing machine you are looking at accommodate the stitch lengths you need? If you do basting, you will want to have at least 4mm of length for quick stitch removal, and if you plan on using buttons, the width will also have to be 4mm. 

Decorative Stitching and Embroidery

Another thing you want to consider is decorative stitching. Embroidery is a large part of many businesses. Can the machine import patterns? Can the machine embroider on various fabrics? Look for what weights or textures of fabrics that the sewing machine is able to handle. 

Sewing Machine Needles

Some sewing machines have automatic needle stops, so you don’t have to do it manually anymore. Isn’t that neat? You don’t have to turn wheels, raise needles from the fabric, or anything! Another item in regards to sewing machine needles is to see if they have movable needle holders so you can manually position the needle when you are sewing zippers or when you are topstitching.

Sewing Machine Tension

Some machines are self-adjusting or have universal tension. Self-adjusting tension and universal tension mean that the thread tension is going to be balanced regardless of the fabric. Many machines still require you to adjust the bobbins or lower the thread tension when you are sewing. This is something you will want to consider when choosing your sewing machine.

Servicing and Repairs

Servicing a sewing machine can be a pain. If you are looking for a more complex sewing machine, you will want to ensure that you will be able to get it serviced locally if something were to go wrong, and if it cannot be repaired locally, you will want to see what your options are for sending it out for repairs. 

Sewing Machine Weight and Sewing Machine Tables

Size and weight matter when it comes to sewing machines. Larger, heavy machines will be harder to move around and will require more space. Consider where you want your sewing machine to go, and whether or not you will need to move it. Typically, industrial machines are very heavy, while domestic machines are lighter and allow you to move them from place to place. 

If you do choose a sewing machine that is heavy, consider purchasing a sewing table. A sewing table is created for different types of machines. Industrial machines are mounted in a specialized type of sewing machine table that also uses a foot pedal, knee pedal and has a place to hold the machine motor underneath the head. These sewing tables are built for strength as well as sturdiness, and to reduce vibration during use.

If you are in need of a sewing table for a heavy sewing machine, check out our sewing tables here!

Modern or Traditional?

As we discussed previously, sewing machines are becoming more and more modern. Are you traditional when it comes to sewing? Or do you want something a bit more updated or computerized? Electronic sewing machines can make adjustments for you, tell you which foot you will need for specific stitches, or automatically change the tension and position.

Although electronic sewing machines are helpful and can allow you to work with several layers of fabric and heavier materials, a mechanical/traditional sewing machine is typically more robust and lasts longer.

So You’re New to Sewing, Here are Some Beginner’s Tips

If you’re new to sewing and buying a sewing machine is intimidating, we have some tips to help! Don’t get discouraged; let us help you with your sewing machine!

Breaking Needles 

As you sew, your needle keeps breaking. This could be due to the size of the needle you picked. Each sewing machine and fabric is going to call for a different sized needle. For example, silk will require a small, thin needle, but you will need a thicker, stronger needle for quilting.

If you want to make sure you are getting the correct needle for your sewing machine, check out our blog here!

Also, make sure that your needle is straight. Bent needles break easily! 

Uneven Stitching 

If your needle keeps breaking, this can cause your stitches to come out uneven. If your needle isn’t damaged, make sure your tension is set correctly, or your thread is correctly set in your bobbin. 

Another tip is not to pull too hard, bunch, or force the fabric through the sewing machine. It should be fed gradually and feel natural.

Bunching Thread

If your thread is bunching, it can most likely be solved by rethreading. Bunching is typically caused when your upper thread lacks tension. To resolve this issue, keep your presser foot raised, and rethread. Raise the take-up needle and lever to the highest point to help produce the correct pressure.

Industrial Sewing Machine Vs. Domestic Sewing Machine

When buying a new sewing machine, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is, “Do I need an industrial or domestic sewing machine?” Now, when it comes to sewing out of your home, you might be thinking, “Why would I need an industrial sewing machine?” We are here to answer all of your questions about domestic vs. industrial sewing machines.

Industrial Sewing Machines

Although industrial machines are typically used in businesses and factories, industrial sewing machines can deliver high-quality sewing. Industrial machines move at a high-performance speed, allowing you to speed up production time. Industrial machines typically have incredibly powerful motors meaning they can handle heavy-duty thread and heavy-weight fabric such as upholstery material and leather. 

Some industrial machines have extras built-in, such as extension tables for quilters, free-motion quilting options, and even sergers. You will have a hard time finding these on domestic machines. 

Industrial machines are typically larger and heavier as well. Consider where you want your sewing machine to go and whether or not you will need to move it. Typically, industrial machines are much heavier, while home machines are lighter and allow you to move them from place to place. 

If you own a small sewing business or consider sewing a hobby of yours, an industrial sewing machine may be perfect for you.

Domestic Sewing Machines

Domestic sewing machines are built for personal and home use. They can come with embroidery capabilities, fancy stitching, computerized or mechanical. Domestic sewing machines are very versatile, portable, and designed to have add ons such as presser feet, feeding dogs, embroidery, and more. 

Depending on what you are looking for, you can basically customize a domestic sewing machine to fit your personal needs. If you are looking to add to your sewing machine parts, GoldStar Tool has a wide variety of parts here for under market value!

Domestic machines usually are much slower and have a cap on how fast they can go when it comes to sewing speed. This is great for beginners or people who want to teach others to sew. The quality of sewing is not as high with an industrial machine, but the quality can depend on your materials and not just the machine with most projects. 

Domestic sewing machines are also much more portable. Whereas industrial sewing machines are not as easy to move around. If you are looking for a sewing machine that you can take with you on the go, to the office, in your home, or even around the world, a domestic sewing machine is going to be the best option for you. 

For most people, the price of the sewing machine can make a significant impact on their decision-making. Consider how much money you want to invest in your sewing machine. If you are a seasoned sewer, you may not mind investing extra money into your machine; as you know, it will be well worth it. However, if you are a beginner, start with a cheaper machine that will let you learn the basics to sew without breaking the bank.

Let’s Talk About Singer Sewing Machines

Since the 1850s, Singer has created a name for themselves as a trusted brand of industrial, heavy-duty sewing machines. They have also branched out to creating durable sewing machines for home and personal use. Singer has been revolutionizing the industry for hundreds of years. 

They have a variation of sewing machines that are specifically designed for certain applications. The top three categories for Singer sewing machines are quilting, mechanical, and computerized sewing machines.

Whatever your project and sewing machine preferences, Singer has a sewing machine for you.

Singer Sewing Machines as Quilting Machines

Singer has created a line of heavy-duty sewing machines that are immaculate for quilting projects. Quilting can get intricate, complex, and have many different styles and patterns. But worry not, Singer sewing machines have extras like LCD screens, lower-able feed teeth, fast drop and sew buttons, stitch sequencing memories, and more to accommodate your quilting needs.

Singer Mechanical Sewing Machines

If you are interested in an old-fashioned sewing machine, one that is more mechanical, Singer has the right sewing machines for you! Singer has been prided on the quality of their craftsmanship for their mechanical machines. You can get manual settings that allow you to complete seam repairs, alterations, and even hemmings! You can also review their quick threading guides, have easy stitching selections and you even have buttonhole options!

Singer Offers Computerized Sewing Machines

These sewing machines might have started old school in the 1850s, but trust us when we tell you that they have come a long way. Singer has transformed with the times and created computerized sewing machines that give you the option to have automatic sewing, speed, stitch settings, built-in thread cutters, programmable needles, LCD screens, stitch applications, built-in fonts, and different buttonhole styles!

What more could you ask for in the 21st century? With these convenient and varied options, there will be no stopping you when you take up a sewing project! 

Let GoldStar Tool Help You Find the Right Sewing Machine!

At GoldStar Tool, we offer a wide variety of sewing machines to fit your needs, but sometimes even the most experienced sewer may need some help or have some questions before they make a purchase. 

We have a friendly and knowledgeable staff, ready to answer any questions you may have about any of our products and machines. They can even help you decide which machine is best suited for your needs or help you find a machine that you don’t see on our website. Contact us online, or give us a call at 1.800.868.4419 to speak to one of our representatives.